AN 807: Configuring the Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA Development Kit for the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™

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Date 2/14/2020
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Programming the Flash Memory on the Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA Development Kit

After you initialize the Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA Development Kit and install the OpenCL runtime driver, program the flash memory on the board and run a diagnostic test.

  1. Program the flash memory on the board as follows:
    1. Set the AOCL_BOARD_PACKAGE_ROOT environment variable to point the folder that contains your Intel® Arria® 10 reference BSP folder:
      INTELFPGAOCLSDKROOT/board/a10_ref
      Where INTELFPGAOCLSDKROOT in the installation path for the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ .
    2. Run the following command to program the flash memory. This command does not use PCIe. It requires only JTAG.
      aocl flash acl0 boardtest.aocx
  2. Perform a hard reboot (sometimes called a cold reboot) of your host system. That is, power your host system down, then turn the host system power back on.
  3. Confirm that the initialization completed successfully by running the following command:
    aocl diagnose
    The command should produce output like the following example output:
    aocl diagnose: Running diagnose from /tools/aclboardpkg/altera_a10pciedk/16.0/linux64/libexec
    
    ------------------------- acl0 -------------------------
    Vendor: Intel Corporation
    
    Phys Dev Name Status  Information
    acla10_ref0   Passed   Arria 10 Reference Platform
                           PCIe dev_id = 2494, bus:slot.func = 04:00.00, Gen3 x8
                           FPGA temperature = 38.8 degrees C.
    
    DIAGNOSTIC_PASSED
    

    At this point, you can see the Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA Development Kit board as a PCIe device on your system.

    On Linux host systems, the /sbin/lspci | grep Altera command should return output similar to the following example output:
    -baseh-4.1$ lspci | grep Altera
    03:00.0 Class 1200: Altera Corporation Device 2494 (rev 01)

    On Windows host systems, the Windows device manager should show the device under Accelerators, similar to the following example:

Your Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA Development Kit is now ready to use with the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Offline Compiler. If you had any errors when initializing your board, review the Troubleshooting section.